RSS   Newsletter   Contact   Advertise with us
Post Online Media
Post Online Media Magazine

At least 40 killed in monsoon rains in South Asia

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn
Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 13, 2019
At least 40 killed in monsoon rains
Asia   In Nepal, 27 people have died in floods and landslides after heavy rains hit

Floods and landslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 40 people across South Asia.

The monsoon, which lasts from June to September, causes widespread death and destruction across South Asia each year.

In Nepal, 27 people have died in floods and landslides after heavy rains hit the country's eastern region and the southern plains.

Mr Bishwaraj Pokharel, spokes-man for Nepal Police, added that another 11 people were injured and 15 others reported missing.

Three of the victims were killed when a wall collapsed in the capital Kathmandu.

"Our first priority is life-saving rescue and all our resources have been deployed," said Home Ministry official Umakanta Adhikari.

Police used boats to ferry people to safety as rivers swelled, inundating their settlements, while parents were seen wading across chest-high waters carrying children on their shoulders.


What to read next
POST Online Media Contact